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Why taking a more sustainable approach to developments is set to transform Mexican real estate

Taking a more sustainable and environmentally sensitive approach to real estate development is a growing trend, not just in Mexico, but of course around the world as well. We are all becoming increasingly aware of the very real, very practical consequences of climate change, and of humankind’s direct impact on the natural environment.

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By |September 26th, 2018|Mexico, Real Estate|0 Comments

How understanding how real estate markets are classified can help your investment strategy

As anyone who has been involved in the real estate investment sector for any length of time will probably tell you, it can be a complex and sometimes confusing industry to try to understand.

This can be particularly the case if you are a foreign investor – for example someone who is looking to negotiate the local complexities of a market like Mexico’s. There are many different housing sectors to assess and, on top of this, challenges that include everything from understanding unique legal requirements such as fideicomiso through to finding a local real estate agent you trust.

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By |September 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What will be the next big disruptor in the real estate industry?

As a successful real estate investor over many years, I have always been fascinated by the idea of ‘disruptors’ – not just in real estate, but across the whole of the global economy. It feels as if many sectors have experienced changes in recent years that have been truly transformative, and these kinds of dramatic, game changing dynamics should, I believe, be of huge interest to anyone who is trying to predict the future direction of the markets. But before we look at potential disruptors in the real estate market, it is probably worth exploring exactly what mean by the […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

A guide to buying seafront properties in Mexico

Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a potential real estate investment, I never hesitate to suggest a seafront property in Mexico. I’ve spoken here before about the opportunities that are available right across the country, and why I think it offers such a great range of options for all kinds of investors, whatever their interests. In recent years the country has made it so much more straightforward for foreign investors to buy into the Mexican real estate market, across all sectors – and today properties in popular coastal areas such as Playa del Carmen have become hugely valuable.

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By |September 14th, 2018|Property|0 Comments

Does ‘bricks and mortar’ retail real estate have a future?

Apocalyptic storylines are big business. There is something thrilling about the idea of everything dramatically changing (whether for better or worse), so it is no surprise that the idea of a ‘retail apocalypse’ has been a compelling narrative for some people. While many in the industry will say that much of this kind of talk is media hype, it is also clear that there are some seismic changes going on in the retail landscape.

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By |September 10th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments

How might AI and VR change real estate investment?

We are living through arguably one of the most fascinating revolutions in human history – one of those points where everything shifts dramatically forward in a way that has deep and far reaching consequences for everyone. The revolution I’m talking about, of course, is the one that we are experiencing thanks to the huge advances we’re seeing in technology.

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By |September 7th, 2018|Real Estate|0 Comments